Connection and Disconnect

By Sarah Petty L. Ac., Dipl. Ac. on September 19th, 2012

Hello Everyone!

This morning I woke up with a thought: “What is the feeling of being connected to Source?”

When I say ‘Source’, I am referring to God as you know Him, the divine Universe, the miraculous, the unseen magic that drives all life, the fuel for inspiration. We are in Fall and the corresponding organs are Lungs and Large Intestine. To get in touch with your Lungs is to feel the awe, the wonder of the magic of the unseen. There is an uplifting excitement that has you draw in breath and your focus shifts on the Source that is giving you the feeling of being lighter than air. There is a quiet. There is a spaciousness. There is a humility and surrender.

There are people that come into my practice with the label of ‘depression’. A commonality I see is that most will say they are ‘agnostic’ or that they do not believe in God altogether. Their experience is feeling cut off, disconnected, flat, heavy, dull. Can one have a sense of awe and deny the existence of Source? If not, what is it to live your life cutting yourself off to the mystical?

“This is all there is. I can only believe in what I can see, touch, measure, dissect and conclude. I am not interested in being moved. I am practical and logical. There is an explanation for everything.”

This sounds very left brain, and yet, we were born with two hemispheres:

LEFT BRAIN

I am Left Brain. I am a scientist. A mathemetician.

I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear.

Strategic. I am practical.

Always in control. A master of words and language.

Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers.

I am order. I am logic.

I know exactly who I am.

RIGHT BRAIN

I am Right Brain.

I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion.

Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter.

I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet.

I am movement. Vivid colors.

I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas.

I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel.

I am everything I want to be.

When a person gets too left brain they can get very rigid in their Mind and in their way of being. Their world starts to shrink and breathing gets constricted. As their world contracts, there becomes less and less space for welcoming people in their life. They become isolated and cut off. Life seems to have very little joy or meaning. This is what it is to be stuck in the Fall. My job as an acupuncturist is to keep someone moving with the seasons.

How do you know when you are connected or disconnected from Source? How do you tap into it to that which is unseeable and untouchable? In a previous post from last Valentine’s Day I stated that loneliness is the feeling of being disconnected to ourselves. As I see it, it would be a tremendous help to first connect with yourself before you ever make the effort to connect to others or to God. Get centered and still. Welcome all thoughts and feelings that may come rushing in. Find a home in yourself and stay there a while till every corner, ever window, every smell becomes familiar. And sit there in observation. Set a place of non-judgement. Make it a safe space filled with love and acceptance. Then I am sure you will be well on your way with feeling more connected to your soul and all that is spiritual. If there is fear, welcome it. If there is anger, witness it. If there is sadness, cradle it. We all are our own instruments of divine peace. Let go. Surrender.

I will finish with a lovely poem from the Sufi, Hafiz:

A CUSHION FOR YOUR HEAD

Just sit there right now
Don’t do a thing
Just rest.
For your seperation from God,
From love,
Is the hardest work
In this
World.
Let me bring you trays of food
And something
That you like to
Drink.
You can use my soft words
As a cushion
For your
Head.

And with that I will leave you all, hopefully more inspired and willing to strive for more expansion within yourselves. Don’t settle. Life can always be more. I invite you all to say a prayer today from the heart. Design it however you will.

Till next time, Be Well.

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